No Experience Necessary
He had no experience in the political arena, yet became the mayor's Chief of Staff.
He had no experience in urban transportation, yet became the head of the CTA.
He has no experience in teaching or education, and is poised to become head of one of the largest and most troubled public school systems in the nation.
Mayor Richard Daley is considering CTA President Ron Huberman as a potential successor to Arne Duncan in running the city's public school system, sources told the Tribune on Friday.
The mayor could make his selection as early as next week, said a source familiar with the selection process.
Like Duncan, who left to become U.S. education secretary for President Barack Obama, Huberman does not have a teaching background. Huberman headed the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications for about a year after nine years with the Chicago Police Department.
In 2005, Daley named Huberman his chief of staff following a series of City Hall scandals. In April 2007, the mayor tapped Huberman to lead the financially troubled Chicago Transit Authority.
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